A Beginner's Guide to 3D Modeling

A Guide to Autodesk Fusion 360
by Cameron Coward
May 2019, 160 pp.
Full color
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The rise of hobbyist 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining has made fabrication easier than ever, but the CAD modeling necessary to create 3D models has traditionally been associated with a steep learning curve.

With A Beginner's Guide to 3D Modeling, you’ll learn the basics of 3D CAD modeling all the way to advanced modeling using Autodesk Fusion 360, the cloud powered 3D CAD/CAM tool.

In this practical guide, you’ll start by learning the principles of parametric modeling and assembly methods in a series of easy-to-follow tutorials. Then, you’ll move into advanced modeling concepts like 3D sketching and splines, helixes and ribs, technical drawing, and rendering.

By the end of the guide, you will have developed the skills to model whatever you can imagine.

Author Bio 

Cameron Coward is a mechanical designer/drafter, and maker. He is a regular contributing writer for Hackster, and is the author of Idiot’s Guides: 3D Printing.